You Stay Home, But We Can’t: Invisible “Dirty” Work as Calling Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Stuart School of Business research presentation by: Associate Professor of Management Smriti Anand and Koustab Ghosh, Indian Institute of Management Rohtak

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You Stay Home, But We Can’t: Invisible “Dirty” Work as Calling Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Associate Professor of Management Smriti Anand
  • Koustab Ghosh, Associate Professor, Human Resource Management, Indian Institute of Management Rohtak

Abstract:

We contend that experiencing work as a moral duty based calling in invisible-dirty occupations can yield both favourable and unfavourable employee outcomes. Whether employees feel burdened or supported in their work and family roles depends on the demands and resources provided by the workplace. In a sample of 175 janitors at a large government hospital designated for treating COVID-19 patients in the national capital region of India, hypothesis testing results support that work calling is positively associated with both positive (job performance, subjective career success) and negative (work-family and family-work conflicts, burnout) outcomes. Further, job demands strengthen the relationship of work calling with work-family and family-work conflicts, and burnout, whereas job resources augment the relationship between work calling and job performance, and subjective career success.

 

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